Fried Calamari

June 7, 2022


Italian calamari fried to perfection. If you’re in search for a quick and delicious dipping sauce, serve this with tomato sauce. It’s the best recipe ever.

Fried calamari is a favorite appetizer in many restaurants, especially Italian eateries.

My homemade recipe for crispy fried calamari is lovely and really simple to prepare.

A special coating has been used to deep fry the calamari and makes it extremely crispy. The dipping sauce is a simple tomato sauce.

You won’t be disappointed by this fried calamari dish.

The squid has a crunchy exterior and a sensitive interior. There is no need for buttermilk in this recipe.


  • Follow these pointers and strategies for the best outcomes:
  • Use a strainer to remove any extra flour from the squid before cooking.
  • Before serving, pat the fried calamari dry using a paper towel.
  • Using tomato-based spaghetti sauce instead of homemade pureed tomato sauce will save you time and money.

‘Squid’ is referred to as ‘calamari’ in Italian. On the other hand, Fry calamari in the United States is squid fried.

With or without the batter, you can cook this dish, but it is deep fried with squid meat and its tentacles inside.

Coat the calamari rings and tentacles in a mixture of all-purpose flour and cornstarch before deep-frying.

All-purpose flour and cornstarch are mixed in a 2:1 ratio. The egg is a third component in the recipe that only those who know are aware of.

Before coating the squid in the flour-cornstarch mixture, brush the squid with a beaten egg. A level coating is essential.

The tastiest and crispiest fried squid may be made by scrubbing the extra coating before deep frying.

I don’t advocate pan-frying for the best results. Shallow frying the squid, on the other hand, yields similar results.

All you have to do is put a little oil in a skillet, about an inch or two over the bottom. Fried in hot oil until golden brown, shallow fried squid.

In addition, this recipe would work equally well in an air fryer.

Each dish of bread has only 303 calories.


  • 226-340 g of clean squid and tentacles
  • 115g of all-purpose flour
  • 56 g of corn starch
  • 3 dashes of cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • Chopped parsley
  • Bottled tomato sauce
  • Oil


  1. Slice the squids into 1/2-inch rings after cleaning.
  2. Add a beaten egg to a large dish with the squid. Make sure everything is thoroughly combined by giving it a good stir.
  3. Salt, pepper, and all-purpose flour are mixed together in a second large basin. Make sure everything is fully combined by giving it a good stir.
  4. Drop some squid into the flour mixture in small batches.
  5. Transfer the squid to a colander after thoroughly coating it in the mixture. To ensure that all of the squids are well-coated, repeat the process several more times. To remove extra flour, gently shake the strainer with squid.
  6. Increase the temperature to high heat and add 1 inch of oil to a skillet. Deep-fry the squid in hot oil until it turns a light brown hue.
  7. Drain the squid on paper towels after removing it from the oil.
  8. It’s time to fry up some calamari covered in batter and ready for the fryer.
  9. To serve, reheat the squid with a tomato sauce, and parsley on top would be ideal.
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